By Mike Oboh
The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) has fixed a new date for the commencement of this year’s Ramat Cup competition billed to hold in the ancient city of Kano.
YSFON’s National Organising Secretary, Abdulrazaq Usman said on Saturday that the competition earlier billed to hold from February 6 – 13 this year will now take place from March 19-23 as the federation has agreed on the new date.
Usman said all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory are expected to storm Kano to battle for who lifts the trophy as well as well as the relay race of the event.
According to him, the president of the body, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna who is also the Deputy Governor of Kano state has put in place all necessary logistics for a successful competition.
The competition which was postponed earlier because of increase in the COVID 19 pandemic cases was given the green light following consultations with relevant stakeholders though the protocols associated with the outbreak will be strictly adhered to by the participating teams.
He said the Deputy Governor and other members of the federation were very appreciative of the efforts of the Alhaji Abullahi Umar Ganduje led government of Kano state for his commitment in helping the federation to keep the memory of late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed the state born military Head of state who was assassinated on February 12, 1976.
The under 16 competition, is part of YSFON’s effort to keep the flag of its development of youths through sports in the country.